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Iram Leon - Rush the Gush Fund!
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Brain Cancer Patient pushing his daughter in a stroller wins Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon!

A man racing against time crossed the finish line. His daughter, snugly sitting in a stroller he had been pushing for just over 26 miles, gained a memory that may live longer than her father.

"This is supposed to eat away at my memory in the end," Iram Leon said of the cancer in his left temporal lobe. "But I hope this memory is one of the last things to go and one she never loses."

Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/sports/article/Brain-cancer-patient-wins-Gusher-Marathon-4342280.php#ixzz2NGR8IQHW

Iram J Leon ran the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon and Kinsel Ford 5K pushing his daughter Kiana in a stroller. Iram has terminal brain cancer. Despite high winds, a stroller, medications to prevent seizures and a flat stroller tire, Iram won the overall full marathon distance with a time of 3 hours and 7 minutes.

Iram borrowed a stroller, lost his iPhone speaker on the course and frankly could use a new computer. Iram has not asked for a dime but with mounting medical bills, we would like to assist him.

Funds raised will go to a college scholarship fund for Iram's daughter, Kiana. All funds raised through 3/22/13 have been reserved for Kiana's college fund.

Some have requested to see if they could provide support for Iram and his daughter's current financial needs. If you would prefer for your monetary contribution to go to Iram now rather than the college fund, please indicate that in your comment or contact us and we will make sure he receives your support immediately. Thank you!

Sports Society for American Health is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that hosts the Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon & Kinsel Ford 5K in Beaumont, TX. Sports Society for American Health is not retaining any percentage of the funds raised. 100% of contributions received will go to Iram and Kiana.

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A man racing against time crossed the finish line. His daughter, snugly sitting in a stroller he had been pushing for just over 26 miles, gained a memory that may live longer than her father.

"This is supposed to eat away at my memory in the end," Iram Leon said of the cancer in his left temporal lobe. "But I hope this memory is one of the last things to go and one she never loses."

Leon is 32 years old. He said his doctors have told him, "we're probably not going to beat this. We're just hoping to get you to 40."

As Leon and his 6-year-old daughter Kiana finished first in the 2013 Gusher Marathon, he was sure to clarify to everybody that his daughter came in first and he came in second.

Leon said she is the center of his universe, his only child. Although the marathon does not usually allow strollers, the race organizers made an exception so he could push her throughout the race.

AZaleon@BeaumontEnterprise.com Twitter.com/avi_zaleon


Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/sports/article/Brain-cancer-patient-wins-Gusher-Marathon-4342280.php#ixzz2NSR4TOiN
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$ 14,055.91 was raised by 201 people
  • $50
    Terry Whitehouse

    2014-07-11

    You are an inspiration. I hope to meet you on the Tow path this weekend. I run a 10.5 minute mile so I say hi to the group and run the other way.
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    Paula Machado

    2014-01-06

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    Anonymous

    2014-01-02

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